News | April 24, 2012

Promark Technology Adds NexGen Storage To GSA Schedule

Streamlines Purchasing for Government Agencies and Offers Profitable Growth Opportunities for Resellers

NexGen Storage recently announced that its products are now available through Promark Technology’s Government Service Administration (GSA) schedule. NexGen provides the only midrange shared storage solution that offers both Storage QoS for managing performance and Service Levels to guarantee performance for mission-critical applications in mixed-workload and virtual server environments. With the GSA listing, federal, state and local government agencies can purchase NexGen’s proven storage solutions from authorized Promark resellers at attractive, pre-approved prices and streamline the purchasing process.

“As a 100-percent channel organization, we are pleased to join Promark’s GSA schedule and to provide channel partners with this expanded opportunity to sell and deliver the NexGen solutions,” said Rick Merlo, vice president of sales, NexGen Storage. “Federal, state and local agencies now have easy access to NexGen’s shared storage solutions, which allow IT managers to provision performance as easily as capacity and to guarantee performance for business- and mission-critical applications within a shared storage environment.”

“In addition to the strength of the storage QoS capabilities, NexGen Storage brings unique value to the market with an innovative tiering architecture that concurrently delivers high performance and affordable capacity. With NexGen, customers can move data in real-time between high-performing solid state drives and economical capacity disk drives to achieve very low $/GB and $/IOP,” said Charles Bass, vice president, vendor relations and strategic accounts for Promark Technology. “Our reseller channel quickly embraced the NexGen solutions for commercial customers. We are excited to add NexGen to our GSA schedule and bring the advantages of its highly regarded solutions to our partners and their government customers.”

GSA schedules streamline the purchasing process and allow federal, state and local agencies procure products and services through pre-negotiated prices, terms and conditions. With NexGen’s storage systems, government organizations can efficiently extend the benefits of virtualization throughout their entire environment – including their most demanding business critical applications and virtual desktops (VDI).

Recently named to CRN’s ‘5-Star Partner Programs Guide’ and as a finalist for ‘Virtualization Product of the Year’ by the International Green IT Awards, NexGen storage systems deliver the industry’s first solid state storage system with QoS. The advantages of NexGen’s unique Storage QoS capabilities in delivering guaranteed performance for mission-critical applications in mixed-workload and virtual server environments were recently validated by an Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) lab test.

To learn more, attend NexGen’s live webinar, “Application Performance on Cruise Control with Storage QoS” on April 26, 2012 at 12:00 noon ET. Register here:

About NexGen Storage

NexGen Storage allows IT organizations to take control of storage performance so they can virtualize business critical applications with confidence. NexGen is the first shared storage system that provides complete control over performance and the highest virtual machine storage density in the industry. NexGen systems transform how performance is managed with the ability to provision performance just like capacity and to maintain those levels with quality of service (QoS), and service levels. Committed to channel success, NexGen provides reseller partners registered deal protection and rich margins on every opportunity. For more information, visit

SOURCE: NexGen Storage